by Web Manager, 30 September, 2019

Jigsaw PSHE and Discovery RE: How they contribute to 2019 Ofsted Framework

Jigsaw and the Ofsted 2019 FrameworkThis document sets out how the Jigsaw and the Discovery RE programmes can contribute significantly to an ‘outstanding judgement in relation to the draft Ofsted School Inspection Framework, January 2019.

Relevant sections from Part 2 (the evaluation schedule) of the draft handbook for schools have been annotated for quick and easy reference.

We hope this will be helpful for schools who already use Jigsaw and/or Discovery RE, and also for those schools who are considering investing in these schemes of learning.

At the end of this document you will also find an audit tool for schools who are not using Jigsaw PSHE to assist in their planning and preparation for the implementation of statutory Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education from September 2020.

Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, is a comprehensive PSHE Scheme of Learning, a lesson-a-week programme with all teaching resources, for 3-16 year olds.

Discovery RE is a whole-school approach to Religious Education for the Primary School, comprising of detailed medium-term planning covering Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, with reference to Humanism.

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Both Jigsaw PSHE and Discovery RE are structured to provide knowledge and skills development, with application of these to the children’s lives within and beyond school. In terms of the ‘intent’ that Ofsted will be looking for, both schemes of learning set out a progressive and sequential programme evidenced by the developmental learning intentions written into all the materials.

Inspectors will expect subject leaders to have a planned and sequenced programme of learning in place with a clear understanding of impact and ‘end points’ (Point 172 in the handbook). For schools using Jigsaw and Discovery RE this has been done for you!

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